Certificate in Native Perennial Garden Design

The Certificate in Native Perennial Garden Design provides information that enriches the residential planting design experience. Certificate courses provide learning experiences with fundamentals of horticulture, herbaceous plants, and planting design. The skills necessary for a well designed and maintained residential perennial garden will be gained from learning plant identification, cultural conditions, and appropriate use of plants and planting design.

This certificate is available to all undergraduate degree students and non-degree-seeking students. Consult an academic advisor about how the required courses fit into academic and career plans.

The majority of courses for the Certificate in Native Perennial Garden Design are offered on the Ambler Campus.


Credit certificates may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of the required credits for the specific topic area with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall. 

At least half of the courses required for the certificate must be completed at Temple University.

Note: The symbol after the course title indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated.
(F) = offered only in fall semester
(S) = offered only in spring semester
Required Courses
HORT 1001Fundamentals of Horticulture2
LARC 11423
HORT 2221Herbaceous Plants I (F)3
HORT 2222Herbaceous Plants II (S)3
HORT 2666Designing with Perennials (S) 13
Total Credit Hours14